"Incomparable Performance Sedan with a MT"4.5 starson by atriedes3
Pros: Acceleration, cargo capacity in a sedan, handling, manual transmission, rarity, mean-looking exterior, ENGINE SOUND
Cons: Audio system: iPod linkup has a lag, BT is difficult for other-side to hear, sound muffled
Summary: Since purchase 3 weeks ago, I am shocked that more people do not own this car. One of the draws for me was how few you will see on the road, and after test driving one, I knew this was it. Speaking for the Limited WRX, the leather interior is sharp and comfortable, the sunroof quiet when open, and the fold down 60/40 split seats in the back make it possible to really load out. Oh yeah, and WHENEVER you would like to pass that straggler on the road...it'll put you back in the seat every time.
As an AWD, taking corners and getting out of them can be a little scary, but only if you look at the speedometer (seeing how fast you took it). Reason being, speed limits and this car do not get along. It will turn on a dime from 30+, but for a mid-size car, parking is a little bit of a challenge, especially in a parking garage.
The public majority does not readily recognize a WRX, so in a way it is a sleeper, if you somehow miss the functional hood scoop. With more Camaros and Mustangs popular in the "sports car" realm, it's quite priceless that each of the 4 occupants in the WRX can have their own door...and go faster...
The audio system is quite blah, to be honest. The linkup between the iPod dock has a split-second lag which plays the current song before skipping to the next on command. The bluetooth connection, while clear in the car, is muffled on the other side. But seriously, when driving this car, you will mostly want to hear the sound of the engine, which does not leave you wanting with it's deep, throaty rumble.